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ABC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all eyes were on america's first black president. barack obama did not descend
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
CBS
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
.com/bridge. >>> sources in the barack obama administration say the u.s. is prepairing for possible u.s. military action against syria. that is after suspected chemical weapon a tack killed hundreds of civilians including women and children. the united nations will investigate if poisonous gases were used. a warning it will be difficult to watch. >> reporter: they are saying there is little doubt they used chemical forces. the attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including wednesday and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nation's representatives, syrian's government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the attack. the information administrator says they never used chemical weapon. the united nation's team will begin a fact finding mission to determine if gases were used but the united states is concern today is too late. u.s. officials argue days of heavy bombing around the area likely destroyed evidence of a chemical attack. the defense secretary says that president barack obama is considering a u.s. riresponsibility. >> president barack obama has asked th
NBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> sources in the obama administration say the u.s. is preparing for possible military action in syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack outside damascus killed hundreds of civilians. marlie hall reports today the united nations will begin investigating whether poisonous gases. a warning, some images may be difficult to watch. >>> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the suburbs of damascus. aid groups say the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nations representatives, sunday the syrian government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the alleged attack. syria's information minister says, the regime of president bashar assad has never used chemical weapons. the united nations team will begin a factfinding monday to determine if poisonous gases were used. but the united states is concerned it's too late. u.s. offic
CBS
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> put on a mask of president obama. >> are you a democrat or republican? >> i'm a rodeo clown. >> the hug. i'm surprised you didn't give him the racket. >> welcome to the network. >> wait, we're doing this every night. >> all that matters. >> president obama the medal of honor. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like you don't have to look too far. just look at your dad. >> on "cbs this morning." >> three metro cops accepted a partygoers standoff invitation at the london carnival. boy, did they have the moves. >> quite a lot of twerking. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning," charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off today but anthony mason is here. >> good to be back. >> good to have you here. u.s. military preparing for an attack on syria. the obama administration is making its most forceful case yet for action. >> the president is expected to reveal evidence today showing syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> gayle anthony, good morning. there's no longer a
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
maps and transit alternatives. >>> it is 5:03. now to the latest in syria. president obama is vowing that american retaliation for the syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons would send a strong signal. the president says he's sure the syrian government is behind the attack that killed hundreds of people last week and this morning we could find out why. u.s. intelligence officials will brief congressional leaders on exactly what evidence convinced president obama that syria's government was responsible. 116 lawmakers signed a letterpress suring the president to get congressional approval before taking any military action. but mr. obama has signaled he could act even without backing from america's allies or the u.n. >>> in less than two weeks is when firefighters say they hope to have the massive rim fire burning near yosemite fully contained. there's good news to report this morning as crews are managing to gain a little bit of ground against the flames. the fire is now 30% contained. yesterday at this time it was 23%. it has charred more than 300 square miles. that's an
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony and he will be joined by former presidents carter and clinton. mr. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a good time to reflect on how far the country has come and still has to go. 50 years later a bay area man remains dedicated to making sure everyone is treated equal. i had a chance to sit down with cecil williams as he reflected on the march on washington. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: those are words forever ingrained in our country's history, martin luther king, jr. august 28, 1963, in front of a quarter of a million people at the link congress memorial inspired a nation. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent. >> reporter: williams was there. >> i was just taken back completely because i never seen that many people come together and for a cause that touched my life because of the pigmentation of my skin. there were people who said you can't do it. you're black. no matter what you've accomplished you still can't be t
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
NBC
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
were killed. >> obama we need your help! >> reporter: outside the white house, demonstrators called on president obama to halt the bloodshed in syria. u.s. officials say there's little doubt chemical weapons were used last week in an attack that killed hundreds, leaving the president to consider plans for a possible military strike. >> we are prered to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> reporter: as the white house spent the weekend lining up support from other world power, syria finally agreed to let u.n. inspectors see the attack site on monday. the area has been shelved for the last five day, likely destroying evidence. >> i think we will respond in a surge callaway. >> reporter: though some are calls for action, few want boots on the ground. >> something that gets their attention, that causes them to yuptd stand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> reporter: the navy has four destroyers in the mediterranean, missiles ready to fire at the president's order. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> many people in isra
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
obama is saying could happen next. >>> we'll have more on the closing of the bay bridge. more live reports later in the newscast. >>> a live look at the bay bridge. it is closed and the heavy equipment has come in. the crews are working on that level to bring in the asphalt, lay it down. you can see a live look right now. the crews are laying down, striping, repaving and getting ready for the big opening the day after labor day. it is closed to traffic for the next five days to so that workers can get it finished and open tuesday morning. we invite you to stay with us. we'll let you know if anything changes with the opening and how to get around town. >>> will the u.s. take action against syria in we may know more by tomorrow morning. the president says he is confident that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its people last week. >> the attack killed hundreds of people. u.n. inspectors are in syria investigating the attack. earlier today the u.n. secretary council did not reach an agreement on a british proposed plan that would authorize military force against syria. pr
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
ABC
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >> president obama is about to award staff sergeant ty carter the nation's highest military on at the white house. originally from antioch, staff sergeant carter is receiving the medal for his courageous actions in afghanistan in october of 2009 when he braved enemy fire a half dozen times to carry injured soldiers to medical ail and deliver ammunition all during a firefight with the taliban. carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. he is a father of three. we are waiting for the president to approach the podium. we are streaming the ceremony, live, right now, on our website at abc7news.com. >> we are also following developing news from syria where u.n. people say snipers have spot at their teams several times to inspect the use of chemical weapons on rebel for thes. activists claim 1,300 people were killed last wednesday. syria denies they used the poison but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt. >> happening now in texas
KRON
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
ago today to give his "i have a dream". that's where president obama is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. pacific time. there will be other speakers from the civil rights era. we spoke to a woman who hear these people speak. she came all the way from missouri. >> there's still things to be done in the areas in our city and -- [inaudible] >> reporter: patricia said she wanted to come here 50 years ago but she couldn't. she said she was the second black woman to be hired at st. louis area banks and didn't want to take the time off -- she did want to take the time off to be here today. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco human rights commission is holding a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington at 5:00 this evening in the board of supervisors chambers at city hall. the commission is announcing the winners of the heroes' award for 2013 at that event. >>> 7:17 at the time. checking in with sal on traffic. have you noticed -- is the bay bridge any more or less crowded today? about the same? >> it's about the same. people have been goin
FOX
Aug 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
budget cuts are taking a toll on head start programs in the bay area and across the country. the obama administration says more than 57,000 children will be cut from head start this fall due to the sequester. the program for preschoolchildren from low- income families saw its budget cut more than 5% after congress failed to reach a budget agreement with the white house. in contra costa county, that means layoffs and shortening the program by nine weeks. >> these are the needsiest families here in the community. many of our families are homeless. many of the children we serve are foster children. >> advocates for children say head start helps to prepare close to a million children for kindergarten along with offering a range of services, including day care, access to social workers and help for children with disabilities. >>> on ktvu.com we have a special back-to-school section set up. that's where you can look up school start dates, school photos of some of our staff members and tips on school savings and some of the back-to- school stories. >>> president obama paid tribute to the thou
NBC
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
on the chemical weapons investigation going on in syria, what president obama is saying about a possible military strike and why some in washington are saying it might not be enough. >>> we're certainly keeping an eye on the bay bridge construction project this morning. this is the toll plaza usually we see backed up. just backed up up with construction crews as they try to get things under way to work on the new eastern span. mike has a live traffic update 5 >>> construction crews working throughout the night on the bay bridge as they realign the toll plaza for the new eastern span. we are watching your commute alternatives. >>> plus president obama talks syria. what he's saying about a possible military strike next. >>> here we go. a live look at the new york stock exchange. the guys from wells fargo. better-than-expected news may help counter worries about syria. today is thursday as we watch them rirng in the bell. august 29th. this is "today in the bay." >>> good thursday morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. happening now the
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> reporter: the obama administration claims assad has ordered the use of chemical weapons in the past. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >>> iran, one of syria's strongest allies, said this morning there is no way the attack is from government troops. iran's foreign minister blames the deaths on terrorism. >>> happening today, egypt's deposed leader hosni mubarak is expected to be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. he was ordered released this week following more than two years in detention. he is 85 and in frail health. he still faces retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of protestors during the uprising that toppled his government in 2011. >>> it is 5:06. new details now. the national security agency has gathered more emails than previously disclosed. the nsa yesterday declassified three court rulings which showed the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of internet traffic that was connected to terror suspects. the foreign intelligenc
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
NBC
Aug 31, 2013 5:30am PDT
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines. >> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take th
NBC
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
risked his life in afghan stand. at a ceremony at the white house, president obama awarded him a medal for his courageous actions. the president thanked him for his actions and service and told his children that their father's heroism is what makes our country great. >> what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. because today he's the sight we come too see. >> i stand here proud that i've been chosen to represent the 50-plus soldiers and the many pilots faced with the impossible on october 3, 2009. >> the president also thanked carter and acknowledged him for seeking counseling, psychological counseling. he is the fifth living recipient to be awarded honors for actions in afghanistan. >>> the u.s. government has now concluded that the syrian government did use chemical weapons against civilians killing hundreds. the u.n. investigation isn't complete, although the pentagon is preparing what could be a military response for president obama's consideration. options include using cruise missiles. secretary of state kerry ca
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
requires vigilance. >> reporter: but president obama, living proof that progress has been made. america's first african-american president. >> because they marched city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from 1953. >> 50 years later we can ride where we want to ride and stay with we want to stay. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered on the national mall for the commemoration including dr. king's family also jimmy carter and bill clinton. plus care line kennedy, forest whitaker and oprah winfrey. >> dr. king believed our destinies are all intertwined and he knew our hopes and our dreams really are all the same. >> we've got to keep on fighting and we've got to vindicate and stand up and substantiate that the dream goes on until the dream is achieved. >> on this anniversary the president spoke about joining together to build the middle class with improved health care and wages, a theme that will carry into the political budget fight ahead. janelle wang, nbc bay are
ABC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
anniversary of the march on washington. president obama is scheduled to speak at noon today in the same spot on the steps of the lincoln memorial where martin luther king junior delivered his famous i have a dream speech. kyla campbell is there at the national mall this morning where people are starting to arrive for the big event. >> reporter: we are standing at the only public entrance. you can take a look at the crowd building behind us. we got here a couple hours ago. only 50-60 people here. now a few hundred people have gathered at the security gate. it opens in 45 minutes. they will make their way as close as they can get to the lincoln memorial. you can see the lincoln memorial in the background. that is where president barack obama and jimmy carter will speak along with civil rights leaders from the 1960s. that is happening in a few hours. first happening right now hundreds if not thousands of people are gathering to do the march for jobs in justice. they will start their walk in 45 minutes going 1.6 miles through washington, d.c. with a couple rally stops at the department of labor
NBC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
the obama administration says it intends to seek comment from congress and allies on how to respond to the attack. president obama says he's sure the syrian government is behind the attacks and considering a military strike against that country. the syrian government denies the allegations. we'll have much more on syria including how americans feel about a possible military strike. that's coming up in a live report at 5:45. >>> 5:07. we continue to keep an eye on the rim fire this morning. pretty amazing images sent to us by pilots for us airways. the fire just 32% contained has already burned more than 200,000 acres. there's about 5,000 firefighters fighting those flames and they may just let it burn. part of the fire is burning in yosemite and that falls under the jurisdiction of the national park service and operates under the belief that fires are natural and a useful tool for the environment. so they'll let the fire burn out as long as it's not threatening anything. that means while the fire could be contained next month, it could actually smolder for weeks longer and will not
CBS
Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
NBC
Aug 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
president obama at 11:00. in 2009, 300 insurgents attacked a remote army post in afghanistan. carter fought back and risked his life to save a soldier pinned down by enemy fire. the 33-year-old is just one of about a dozen people who served in iraq and afghanistan who have been awarded the military's highest honor for service. he currently lives in washington with his family. >>> a brand new week means more kids and college students heading back to school. this morning students resuming classes at west valley junior and san francisco state. cal welcoming students back to campus today as well. classes will start there on thursday. also starting school, redwood city school district, pleasanton unified, oakland unified, berryessa union in san jose and luther burbank also in san jose. >> a couple weeks everyone will be back. >> full steam ahead. >> everyone getting up and dressed and ready. what should you wear? let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> another beautiful day in the bay area. i do want to report that it's going to be a busy day at our local airports with flight delay
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 4:30am PDT
team obama ha the president will likely name former treasury secretary and economic adviser larry summers to be the next fed chairman. he would replace ben bernanke is who is expected to step down before his term ends in january. meantime we're watching the futures, they're lower this morning after we saw stocks slumping into the close on monday. markets turn negative following comments by secretary of state john kerry about evidence that syria used chemical weapons in attacks near damascus last week. we saw investors fleeing stocks for assets like oil which is topping $107 a barrel today. gold which is typically a safe haven investment in times of uncertainty at a more than two-month high add above $14 an ounce. the dow falling 64 points to close at 14,946 yesterday. the nasdaq slipping a frack shen to 3,657. also a story we're following this morning, apple reportedly prepping an iphone trade-in program. that was originally supposed to launch in june. it would allow apple store customers to trade in their old iphones for a credit towards a new one. reports say the program is curr
CBS
Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
to the area by the government. >> reporter: the obama administration says assad has ordered the use of chemical weapons in the past. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> iran one of syria's allies says there is no way this is an attack from government troops. they blame it on terrorists. in the past week or so more than 35,000 syrian refugees have fled to iraq raising the prospects of iraq getting more involved in syria's war. >>> the national security agency has picked up more americans' emails than previously disclosed. they declassified three court rulings which show the agency read as many as 56,000 emails from americans not connected to foreign terrorists. the nsa says it unintentionally gathered that internet traffic. the foreign intelligence surveillance court ruled it unconstitutional and ordered the agency to find ways to limit what it collects and how long it keeps it. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour of new york and pennsylvania today. his first stop will be in buffalo where he will talk about making college education more affordable. other stops include sy
FOX
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
FOX
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
morsi. senator john mccain calling on president obama to take a stronger stance against einter. >> -- egypt which receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain has called on the u.s. to cut off the more than $1 billion in annual military aid it sends to egypt. >>> today, president obama could make a decision on that aid. "today in the bay's" live in washington with what could happen at the white house today. good morning, melissa. >> nice to see you. that's right. this has been a big topic of discussion the past couple of days. no doubt, it's going to stretch out for the rest of the week. right now, this aid the president says under review. this is not something that is yet entirely stopped or slowed that much to the point. $1.5 billion in military and economic aid is what we're talking about. the president meeting with top advisers tuesday, talking about this growing concern. the outcry by some lawmakers like mc
NBC
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
of former president morsi. overnight republican senator mccain called on president obama to take a stronger stance against egypt which still receives federal aid from the u.s. >> the united states has influence, but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. so far the united states has sent a very, very mixed message to the people who have caused mayhem in the streets of cairo and egypt. >> mccain called for a complete halt in $1 billion aid the united states sends to egypt. >>> we are learning the obama administration is close to making a decision on this federal aid.á6dÑ funding to egypt is still intact and no cuts have been made. >>> 45 minutes the man at the center of the largest leak of classified histories will learn his fate. expected to sentence manning at 7:00. he faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 secret documents to wikileaks while working as an intelligence analyst in iraq. the prosecution is asking for a sentence of 60 years while the defense wants manning to spend no more man 25 years behind bars. no matter how the j
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
. president obama has not yet decided how to respond to claims of poisonous gas attacks in the suburbs of damascus. secretary of state jon kerry says there's undeniable evidence. chemical weapons were used by the assad government. syria saying he's jumping over the work of experts in syria. >> a lot of tension there. got to be very, very careful on how that pans out. 6:11 right now. new start to the school year in sandy hook. we'll tell you about hugh dents in newtown, connecticut, will be welcome back on the first day of school. >> shakespeare in santa cruz not to be. we'll tell you why the curtain is going down on the renowned theater company. >> right now a live look at the bay bridge. a quick reminder the bridge will be shutting down tomorrow night starting at 8:00 p.m. that will happen through next tuesday. of course, nbcbayarea.com always there on your side to help steer you through that traffic and the potential tie-ups out there. all you have to do is click on the upper left-hand corner of our home page and you'll find an entire section of information on that closure including
CBS
Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
state of emergency and a nighttime curfew. president obama is expected to speak about the latest violence in egypt in about an hour. >>> you heard it here first. you will be able to drive on the new eastern span of the bay bridge in less than three weeks. kpix 5 broke the news last night and kpix 5 reporter anne makovec with today's vote that is just a formality. anne. >> reporter: we have that exclusive information yesterday in advance of this morning's meeting that the labor day opening for the new span of the bay bridge here behind me is a go. the feds and the governor are in support of opening the new span as soon as possible now that there's a temporary fix for the 32 broken bolts that snapped in march. now crews will be scrambling to get the new span ready, paving and painting the roadway. >> there's a sense of pride in it but there's a sense of satisfaction. it's a whole team that worked on it. and it's nice to see us get to the finish line. >> there will be a modest ceremony marking the grand opening much smaller than the hoopla officials were initially planning like a ma
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
weapons attack, the investigation to figure out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> he takes a home run away -- >> good morning, everyone. it's monday, august 26. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. we have some new developments this morning on the "rim" fire up in the sierra foothills. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history and is threatening more communities there. some new mandatory evacuations as well as evacuation warnings and advisories ordered yesterday. nearly 225 square miles have already burned. the fire is only 7% contained. the fire has burned the tuolumne family camp owned by the city of berkeley. the camp was evacuated last tuesday along with other camps in the area. fire is still burning along both sides of highway 120. that road remains closed outside of groveland. crews are making significant progress though on the southwestern edge
CBS
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
CBS
Aug 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
three presidents, jimmy carter, bill clinton, president obama. dr. king's family will be there for the commemoration. >> groupon making new moves as it tries to get head to head with am ma ma done. >> good morning. >> good morning. futures higher after the markets tanked tuesday on worries of the increasing possibility of a u.s. military strike in syria. dow closing at its lowest level since june. nas sadaq had its worst day in months. gold jumping. oil continues to surge trading near $110 a barrel today. syria does have little oil but traders fear a military intervention could lead to instability in the east and possibly disrupt the flow of crude from the region. the dow dropping 170. users had trouble accessing "the new york times" access and twitter tuesday as both were hit by cyberattacks. the syrian electronic army, a hacker group that supports the assad regime is claiming responsibility. it set up alternate sites for stories. >>> groupon maying moving in on amazon's turf. the "wall street journal" reports the daily deal site is look into a network of warehou
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
foxx is here, shirley caesar, the gospel great. all here before president obama's speech. president carter and president clinton. a lot of security here. several members of the king family prior to hearing president obama at end of the program this afternoon. >> thanks so much. >>> just in, united nations envoy to syria says there is evidence suggesting some chemical substance was used, killing hundreds of civilians. envoy says any military strike on syria must have u.n. security council approval. u.n. team of experts has been gathering evidence from an area near damascus where activists say a chemical attack was carried out last week. britain will put forward a resolution condemning syria for the attack. >>> new report claims african-american boys are rashly profiled by police in oakland. the black organizing project analyzes reports from 2006 to 2012. black boys made up almost 3/4 of all juvenile arrests in oakland, even though they make up less than a third of the city's under-18 population. the group will present its findings in a news conference birth the aclu and present a rep
ABC
Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
ABC
Aug 31, 2013 6:00am PDT
news reporter has the latest. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the option notice response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried out last week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against bashar al assad's government would not result in a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a narrow, limited act. we aren't considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots-on-the-ground approach. >> he said the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civilians. they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes, but they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. one new poll reveals 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help. one of its strongest allies. britain's parli
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
KRON
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
: today, president obama will present the medal of honor to a soldier from antioch. army staff sgt ty carter was with his unit when he came under attack by television and surgeons in afghanistan in october 2009. carter ran a gauntlet of heavy fire to get much needed ammunition to his unit. the names of the eight soldiers died in the attack are engraved on a still ben carter wears on his wrist. we will carry the ceremony which happened shortly after 11 this morning on our 247 news channel comcast on 93 after me live on our web site kron4 dot com. we'll give you an update later on site kron4 dot com. we'll give you an update later on today. unbelievable. shhhhh! in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet. yeah, our babysitter didn't have a million ways to serve mom up on a silver platter. we had to count sheep to fall asleep. and i always worried that i was creating an overcrowded sheep farm. in my head... never looked like that farmer took proper care of those sheep. too much? a little. [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high spe
ABC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> now to the crisis of syria. u.n. inspectors fired on this morning as the obama administration ramps up plans for a military strike after concluding the assad regime almost certainly used chemical weapons against its own people. abc's martha raddatz has been reporting all week from the region and she joins us from cairo now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. is more convinced than ever before that this was a chemical attack and it is now up to president obama to decide what to do. the images, the evidence gathered in the attack have prompted this morning the u.s. secretary of state to issue the strongest statement to date, john kerry, saying the u.s. has very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime last week killing hundreds or as many as a thousand syrian civilians. in the region this morning, possible options for a response are being discussed. the u.s. chairman of the joint chiefs and head of central command holding meetings with counterparts from across the region in amman. u.s. navy destroyers and submarines are now position
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